Week ending February 15th, 2019

It snowed! Over the weekend it snowed, and Monday was a snow day for my eldest sons preschool. Being a freelancer, I was able to have an early lunch with my family to enjoy the snow while it’s here. The downside is my boys didn’t get to leave the house for activities, so everyone seemed to be a little bit more on edge. To make things even more fun, our 3 year old also decided that this was a great week to stop having his afternoon nap!

Finishing my first sprint

I’ve read books about Scrum but have never been part of a project that actually planned sprints, assigned story points, and followed the Scrum process. This was my second week of our two week sprint, and it was exciting to have my Jira tickets moved to the final status and my code merged into master in Git.

My primary coding work this week was focused on building functions for taking Google Places data (from API client another developer created) and storing it into meta fields of our custom post type. For now, this can be initiated via a custom WP-CLI command and can do one or multiple posts at a time. Eventually, we would want to have the data pulled from Google Places at regular intervals so that the information is always fresh and reliable.

Everything else

I did spend some time this week working on Qpractice updates, fixes, and still attempting to figure out how we can solve our conflict between a plugin and WooCommerce Subscriptions. It’s very difficult to debug and causes a lot of frustration for clients because their subscription management that should be seamlessly in the background errors out instead.

This week I also had my monthly coaching call with Curtis McHale to review how things are going, plan how my business can improve, and have him hold me accountable to goals I have. With family day being a statutory holiday on Monday, next week will be a short one, but let’s make it count.

The complete Work Journal series:
1. Week ending January 25th, 2019
2. Week ending February 1st, 2019
3. Week ending February 8th, 2019
4. Week ending February 15th, 2019
5. Week ending February 22nd, 2019
6. Week ending March 1st, 2019
7. Week ending March 8th, 2019
8. Week ending March 15th, 2019
9. Week ending March 22nd, 2019
10. Week ending March 29nd, 2019
11. Week ending April 5th, 2019
12. Week ending April 12th, 2019
13. Week ending April 19th, 2019
14. Week ending August 9th, 2019
15. Week ending September 20th, 2019
16. Week ending September 27th, 2019
17. Week ending December 6th, 2019
18. Week ending October 2nd, 2020
19. Week ending April 2nd, 2021
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21. Trudging through a complex theme implementation - Work Journal October 29, 2021
22. Creating custom Duda widgets - Work Journal December 10, 2021
23. My first Laravel Nova project - Work Journal December 1, 2023
24. Let's talk about Statamic - Work Journal January 12, 2024